A multi-technique nondestructive approach for characterizing the state of conservation of ancient bookbindings

Stefano Sfarra, Mauro Regi, Mariagrazia Tortora, Cinzia Casieri, Stefano Perilli, Domenica Paoletti

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Abstract

The aim of this work is to evaluate the potentiality of a multi-technique nondestructive approach for characterizing the state of conservation of precious bookbindings. In particular, the bookbinding of an ancient book dating back nineteenth century was inspected by infrared thermography, near-infrared reflectography and transmittography, digital speckle photography, holographic interferometry, and proton magnetic resonance relaxometry. Data were processed by different and innovative methodologies, among which, a calibration procedure of the camera for correlation analyses based on specklegrams. The results were compared, showing a promising synergy for the diagnostic purposes, on the basis of the relationship between structure, properties, and uses of the analyzed materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 29 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Bookbinding
  • Defect
  • Heat transfer
  • Holographic interferometry
  • Infrared vision
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance relaxometry
  • Speckle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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